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What Is Correct Voltage For My Ram


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#1 baso3456

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 12:55 AM

There is a performance booster zone in the bios and I see that my ram is set to 2.72V. It gives me a choice of 2.66, 2.72 2.82, and 2.93. I have corsair value select that is listed as 2.5V on the newegg spec sheet for this ram. I also have the generic ram that came with the system new. Two sticks of each. I have run prime95 torture test for about 6 hours and have no errors. My son needs this unit for college by sunday and I just want to make sure I have it running stable as the campus is a long drive from home. My cpu core V. is set to default and cpu freq. is 200. I am not getting into the dram configuration as the website wll help me there. When I fired up the new motherboard these settings were already set as default however as I read the manual -what little there was of it- the manual listed other settings that did not match my settings for default. This makes life confusing for a first build but it forces me to learn really quick. I ran prime 95 torture test for 6 hours and it gave no errors. I also monitored voltages and temps using speedfan software and my max temp was 52C in prime95 which is ok. So 2.72V seems to be Ok. I am interested in stability and longevity. I do not want to overclock.

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 07:35 AM

In general, if it runs Prime95 without issues - then it's stable. Are there any other issues that may cause you to suspect the stability. You could lower the RAM voltage to 2.5, but if it's stable without the adjustment I'd leave it as is.
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 02:53 AM

It's not the stability I am worried about. It's high voltage that worries me. The manufacturer's spec. for voltage is 2.5 but my bios only goes as low as 2.66. If you think I am doing no harm at 2.72V then I will leave it at this setting.
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Posted 02 September 2007 - 08:42 AM

Try setting the BIOS to 2.66 to see what happens. Lower voltage "usually" equates to increased longevity in electronic components - but there's a lot of "buts" to go with it!
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